By Polona Tratnik
This e-book displays at the phenomenon of biotechnology and the way it impacts the physique and discusses a few comparable concerns, together with visualization, mediation, and epistemology.
The writer bargains a compelling thesis, arguing that the exploration of the human physique has one final objective: to achieve wisdom of it and to beat it. Exploration of physique has an intrinsic hyperlink to strength, considering that wisdom is constitutive for the facility over the physique. finally the conquest of physique capability the ability to intrude into existence processes.
The booklet breaks new flooring with its examine of physique visualizations, from the Renaissance drawings to the clinical imaging. specifically, it investigates their complicated mediality. It additionally considers the extension and the succeed in of biopower that's now attainable due to a variety of engineering applications.
The writer initially questions the learn technique via rethinking the connection among psychological and sensual exam. She takes into account the epistemological challenge of the 2 modes of exploration: acquiring wisdom from empirical exploration and projecting that wisdom to the item of exploration.
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